Camo Black Extra
Camo Brewing Company

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Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States
Malt Liquor
Ranked #40
Ranked #30,129
2.3 | pDev: 55.22%
May 15, 2023
Apr 30, 2010
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

1.28/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
Welp I came back for more and this one is the big boy...

Poured from a 24oz can.

On the pour it isn't promising a fizzy barely 1 finger, white head came and went like I poured a soda. Body is pushing a light amber color.

Aroma is not identifiable as beer. Smells like somebody added tequila to wine and let it sit out in the sun.

Taste is exactly the aroma, but sweeter and with an offputting bitterness. Thankfully flavor doesn't linger.

Feel is a redeeming value. Somehow this feels better than the camo 900 with a lower ABV in that there is much less of a syrupy feeling and everything fades incredibly fast making it at least consumable. Incredibly carbonated and is almost vapourous.

Overall I should've known after giving Camo 900 a shot. The only redeeming value is the price/abv ratio is quite good.
May 15, 2023
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Rated by timjauhola

1.23/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
I now know why a dog licks his or hers but. you have to get the flavor off some how.
Aug 27, 2021
Rated: 1 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +53.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear gold with two fingers of white head. Some rings of lace.
Smell is apple and grain.
Taste is sweet apple or pear juice. Some grain no apparent hops.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. Finish is dry and sweet.
Overall a big beer.
Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 2.77 by staubot from Canada (MB)

Aug 13, 2019
Rated: 2.75 by paulish from New York

May 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
(24 fl. oz can, purchased cold... poured into a Goose Island chalice)

L: crystal-clear, brassy gold colored liquid; foam loudly sizzles away upon pour... looks like sparkling apple cider; no lace, no collar

S: initial aromatic pop includes sweetness/essence of pale malt leaping forward, backed quickly by what can only be described as spiced powdered donut or those Pfeffernüsse cookies... standard malt liquor smells, with only a mild extra kick of ethanol which, as it sits, later develops into an almost watery blended-Scotch and/or spiked used fryer oil scent... the raw booze does eventually take a lil precedence, but the malty wash in each sip snuffs out that sensation

T: malt flavor almost has a lightly-buttery, shortbread/sugar-cookie quality - - that hits first, but a torrent of spicy, sweetish booze charges past, leaving a light peppery note up front in the palate, while the now vaguely syrupy malt bounces back to the middle of the palate behind the wake of fire... not terribly sweet, either balanced enough by the strident booze and/or the carefully-crafted degree of grassy/herbal 'imported' hops added... the more one gets into it, the more it tastes like a malt-loaded, low-abv apple brandy

F: not too carbonated, not all that viscous, not much bite from the alcohol - rather dull on the palate, but it also doesn't quite feel like it's around 12%... I'd say champagne is more taxing to the senses... gotta get warmed up, but this is a walk in the park

O: really not all that bad considering, well, everything about it... my brother and I, during the initial stages of a day-long beer tasting hang-out, shared a half a can last week and we both agreed, while it wasn't terrible, it could be difficult (without training) to get through a whole 24 oz solo... best to drink this from the can and relatively cold... would not be opposed to buying this again if the situation, feeling, and company called for it - could pair well with some battered whiting and a sweet potato pie; a little greasy mound of collards and a knuckle of corn bread would pull it all together rather splendidly
Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by six-percent-minimum from Nevada

4.64/5  rDev +101.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Goes down about as smooth as silk and it gets you right. Smells like a college basement party in northern wisconsin without a single cracked window in sight, so I suppose that means it smells like High Life or MGD coupled with sweaty baseball caps. I almost tasted alcohol on this one, and although other reviewers claim an apple taste, I'd like to claim a significant pear aftertaste. She's a good beer. The can says it uses imported hops as well, if that means something to you. Only reason she isn't a five is because she's about as flat as a red dog.
Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by SacredSalt from Missouri

1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
This is not just the worst beer I've ever had, it is the worst beverage product period. Flavor pallet includes: Vick's cough syrup, rotten fruit, floor cleaner, and wood glue. This is the beer you buy to give to someone you absolutely despise, and its murderous hate you buy them 2.
Oct 17, 2017
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

1.41/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25
24 fl Oz can. 12.20% ABV.

May 27, 2017
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

1.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5
Man this is some gnarly stuff. Aroma really wasn't too bad: fruit, caramel, spice, some corn. Flavor is super sweet and massive alcohol. Body is very heavy and finish was like the aftertaste of sucking on a sugar cube. Can't drink this.
Aug 16, 2016
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Rated by Euphoria69 from Missouri

1/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Well the good news is, your gonna get ripped! The bad news is everything else.
Jan 23, 2016
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Reviewed by mmmbeer89 from New Mexico

1.12/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I bought two of these (24oz cans for $1.99 each) and I knew they would be terrible but they were worse than i thought. The first one wasn't so bad but by the second one it was too much to handle, I ended up puking on the last drink of the last one just trying to force it down.
Dec 09, 2015
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Reviewed by Wulfe51 from Colorado

1.05/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I once chewed up dried peyote buttons. Later in life, I sampled a special mineral water from Utah. Both these things tasted worse than anything I have ever put in my mouth. The peyote high was awesome though, after I threw up.

Camo Black is right up there with them. I poured it into a frosted glass, took a sip, and spit it out, then poured it down the drain. AVOID AVOID AVOID. It is TERRIBLE!
Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 1.6 by Lovethemhopps from Illinois

Dec 06, 2014
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Reviewed by corywalston from North Dakota

1.84/5  rDev -20%
Alright so this isn’t going to be the typical beer review like me telling you the audience about the color, smell, and the amount of head. Instead I’m going to review this beer in the practical since because it’s a can of malt liquor.
The sound of the can cracking open is getting me excited. It sounds like someone taking a big bite out of an apple. I’m not going to bother smelling it because it’s MALT LIQUOR and it is meant to be slammed. So here we go. I chugged ¼ of the can before my gag reflex decided to come to work. Taste sweet as hell and also taste like Dynatabe mixed with whiskey. No hiding the alcohol taste in this shit. This shit is revolting, putrid. Alright got ½ the can before the gag reflex kicked in again and gave me the shivers with goose bumps, the taste took my breath away. The label should say CAMO BLACK EXTRA the malt liquor that fights back. They should have a guarantee of your money back if you can finish the can, I doubt very few can. Alright at this point with ½ of the can left it’s a battle of who is going to win me or the CAMO BLACK. I’ll tell you this I ain’t never poured out a beer before but with ½ of the can left staring me down, my body gets pissed off at me right now and wants me to give in. This shit kicked my ass. I killed the can but it took me 30min to do it in, I must be getting old. I sit and do the math, I realized I drank a 6 pack in the form of one can.
Alright overall the beer is good as a novelty at best. If you’re looking to get drunk then CAMO BLACK EXTRA is a guarantee. If you can suffer through the pain, this beer delivers one hell of a buzz, shit one more and I might be in black out mode. If 2 of these cans don’t get you f****d up than you need Jesus.
Oct 05, 2014
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -34.8%
Camo Black Extra has a thin, white head, a deep, burnished orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is not so strong, but a deep inhalation reveals cheap, store-brand, out-of-date caramel candy, wet grain husk, and other unidentifiable and unpleasant odors. Taste is of cheap, stale candy, overriding and highly unpleasant alcohol, and even a hop bite, if that can be believed. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a chalky under-taste. Camo Black Extra finishes highly boozy and terribly unpleasant. I poured it out. Bad stuff.

Aug 17, 2014
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Reviewed by ManleyIII from Washington

5/5  rDev +117.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
There is no better description of the perfect beer than this. Very efficient, very cost effective, light on the calories for the punch it packs, and the perfect beer for drinking in a trailer park. If you complain about the "burn" of this, you probably should just quit drinking now. This is the perfect compliment to some good ol' McNaughton's Whiskey, Southern Comfort, or Wild Turkey. Wild Turkey chased with Camo always reminds me of this scene girl from back in the day who introduced me to Heaven's own blend of the two.
You really just don't get much better than Camo Extra Black. The hangover is probably the best part, it lasts all of about 15-30 minutes, and then you're set to go for the day. Two or three cans of this and a fifth of R&R and you're set for a night of graveyard partying, streaking, and just good old blacked out fun.
Jun 04, 2014
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

1.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Seeing as how Camo Black Ice was just about the shittiest malt liquor to pass these lips, it was only fitting to try the "Extra" version to *truly* plumb the depths of the worst beers on the planet. For science. Here's to bad decisions...

Bright saturated orange color, rapid champagne carbonation, thin layer of white foam on the surface that does lace slightly. Audibly fizzy foam crackles like rice krispies.

Smells like artificial grape flavoring, energy drink, and Flintstones vitamins.

Tastes godawful. Very harshly astringent, vague paper and grape juice flavors, descending into utter malaise and ennui. Way overcarbonated and fizzy, rapidly fades into a numbing boozy aftertaste.

Even drinking this as cold as possible doesn't help mask the terrible taste. If you are just looking to get drunk, whiskey is a far better option.

Delightful story about Camo:

From the owner:
“It’s a unique category that appeals to college students and the ethnic market. It’s definitely skewed toward the male market.”
Mar 04, 2014
Rated: 2 by Mugenlude from Wisconsin

Dec 05, 2013
Rated: 1.75 by kguyty from Missouri

Sep 24, 2013
Rated: 3 by longbongsilver from Missouri

Jul 16, 2013
Rated: 5 by Hagatha420 from Oregon

May 02, 2013
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Reviewed by Mrsoul517

1.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
If I was a bum alcoholic, this would be perfect, sadly I'm not yet to that point yet, anyway. I picked this up at a local liquor store for $1.35, I wasn't expecting much, its a good thing I didn't get my hopes up, because this stuff is exactly what you pay for. At first i was thinking it wouldn't be too bad, it had a sweet apple kinda smell to it, the appearance was that of a normal lager, then.... I took a sip... I figured I should have braced myself, but not for anything like that. You can taste the alcohol as if its a boilermaker, however, it had kind of a sweet aftertaste that wasn't too bad, other than that for a lack of better words it tasted... "Spoiled" and pretty bitter. Drinking it too fast would make some of the most veteran drinkers cringe. Anyway, bottom line is, if your looking to get drunk, fast, and cheap, this is exactly what you need. For any other purpose, it doesn't really have one.
Nov 10, 2012
Rated: 5 by dubmax from Kansas

Oct 20, 2012
Rated: 1 by rjl910953 from Tennessee

Oct 13, 2012
Rated: 3 by t0rin0 from California

Sep 09, 2012
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Reviewed by brokensail from California

3.21/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
With "imported hops and extra malted barley", how could this not be good? Pours a clear golden color with a short lived golden head. The expected aromas of corn and sugar are there. Lots of apple and banana, but none of those imported hops. Tastes a bit sweet like coconut (maybe from rice?). Corn sugar and a little bit of bread flavor. Not bad, actually.
Jul 16, 2012
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Reviewed by wiseme

4.39/5  rDev +90.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
People really seem to hate THIS beer, but being on a fixed income, I LOVE CAMEO EXTRA BLACK!!! I will the admit the overall taste is, well yuck! I drink a 24oz can by pouring it into a pint glass, then SLAMING the whole glass down in one gulp!! I get two glasses per 24oz. can. And at $1.44 a can here in Portland, Oregon, it is ONE HELL OF A GOOD, CHEAP BUZZ ya all!
Apr 23, 2012
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Reviewed by AMo from Missouri

1.91/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Special Reserve Camo Black Extra Ultra Premium High Gravity Lager Beer pours a typical lager yellow with no bells or whistles. A thin bubble ring resides around the rim of the pint. Aromas are moderately unpleasant. Sweet beer funk. This tastes like a weird concoction: PBR, Vodka, & sugar. There is a bad aftertaste of sweet alcohol with a residual thick liquid. At first six ounces there was some nice density, good bubbles, unfortunately masked by the bad taste. Last eighteen ounces no character develops, just the temperature. Overall this was mostly bad. It had some moderate attributes, but in the end taste is everything. I don't want to kill this beer because it is a beer, and if Buyability was a rating category this would be a 5. 24 FL OZ, 12.2 ABV, $1.59. As a beer advocate, I prefer this to an equally garbagy cheap ABV flavored E drink.
Dec 02, 2011
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Reviewed by blocks from California

1.21/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Had a tall can of Camo Black Extra (24 oz., 12.2% ALC)...

It does look decent upon pouring it in a tall glass, but upon a smell test it gives a rancid flavor.

The actual taste is quite an experience: I went from "this is ok," to "this is the worst 'malt liquor' I've ever had," in a matter of milliseconds, from the initial intake to the aftertaste. This brew is distinctively horrid. I'm down with Hurricane, I can do 211, but this is another level of putridness. The aftertaste is a mixture of rotting apricots and maggot-infested grapes of wrath...

The only reason to drink Camo Black Extra is budget and a very, very tight one. Even then, please save yourself the misery and buy a Four Loko or Joose.
Apr 12, 2011
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

1.41/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
24oz can and 12.2%abv, to me, makes for some hell on earth for me, me thinks.

It pours okay; brilliantly clear golden colour with a fast shrinking head of foam.

The smell is bordering on sickly sweet, like most of the style, with a strange aroma of grapes.

Palate invasion! It looks like a beer but is very grape forward. Some nasty sweet notes and alcohol follow after my initial shock towards the flavour of grapes. Lots of heat and more grapes is what follows and I can't take it any more. Down the drain you go.
Mar 27, 2011
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
CAN you dig an early start to the day? We debated this one on a snow day earlier in the year and the CANsensus is - Start when you're ready. I awoke early for some unknown reason following a night with a 2.5 L plastic bottle of Arsenaloye Strong beer and that should make a nice segue into this gem.

From the CAN: "Special Reserve"; "Imported Hops & Extra Malted Barley for an Extra Smooth Taste (& Flavor)"; "Ultra Premium High Gravity Lager Beer"; "Naturally Brewed Longer with the Highest Quality Extra Malted Barley".

My initial reaction - Rubbish! The term "Ultra" CANjures up MKUltra, the ultra-secret use of LSD on unsuspecting Army GIs and "Extra" reminds me of my time in the PI. "Mama-San, Suzie-Girl tells me there is an extra trick that she knows how to do." "Yes, but Extra is extra!"

The Crack & Glug produced two finger's of fizzy, bone-white head that disappeared like it could not wait to get away from whatever had produced it. In fact, it may have set a new record in terms of dissipation time. They may have "naturally brewed" this CANcoction, but it smelled as natural as plastic. The odor wafting off of it was of Concord grapes - vinous, but not in a good way and sweet as all get-out. My liver began its internal dance, hoping for the best against all odds. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was sizzling hot! OMFG, this was the equivalent of putting your tongue on the grill at the local Japanese steakhouse. Ssssszzzzlle. As the tears ran down my cheeks, a result of my weeping for those who are reduced to drinking this on a routine basis and for mine own dying liver, I girded myself for another sip. The initial heat behind me and my taste buds seared into submission, it reminded me of MD 20/20! No s**t! It was grapey as hell with a fusel alcohol burn known only to the most hardcore of us. I had a buddy in SoCal for whom that was his drink of choice and I sampled it in its various forms many times until I realized that even I could not hang. Wow, MD 20/20 as a beer!?! Who'da think it? Finish was bone-dry. It might have come off as sweet on the tongue, but from the back of my throat could be heard the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara. It was not unpleasant, actually. It might be attributable to the idea that my Brain Housing Group, not to be CANfused with the Trigger Housing Group, blew off in the first couple of sips, but I was starting to feel mighty mellow, dig? I was now beginning to search for the nearest brown paper bag so that I could join my neighbors in the alley. They are actually a good time, f'real, f'real. In the summer, I will jack up a bomber of some Rogue beer and hang wit' 'em but it's too chilly today. I would NEVER put this in my cooler, but it might make a nice gift to my bros in the alley and it definitely gets the job done. "Works every time," says Billy Dee Wms. Nope, wrong beer, but this works too.
Mar 19, 2011
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by alcohol. Taste is, well the 12.2 abv is definatly present. After the initial alcohol burn there is a bit of sweetness to it. Really not much in the way of flavor. Feels light in the mouth with a slight alcohol burn and is not very drinkable. Overall unless you are looking to get wrecked cheap, this beer is best avoided.
Sep 23, 2010
Camo Black Extra from Camo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 63 out of 100 with 35 ratings